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GWCL begins water rationing across the country

The Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) will be embarking on a water rationing program ahead of the dry season which begins in March 2018. 

The company says the decision to cut down on the amount of water distributed to our homes is due to the depletion of water bodies as well as the severe harmattan season. Also, the company says the indiscriminate felling of trees along water banks has resulted in this decision.

Public affairs director of the Ghana Water Company Limited, Stanley Martey says until there is a heavy downpour of rain, the water rationing program will continue to happen. Speaking in an interview with Starr FM, Stanley Martey revealed that Ghana’s water stock is severely depleted hence the need for the rationing. 

“The harmattan has been very severe in this year and has affected us in terms of water supply. Unfortunately, we are felling trees including those around river banks, when temperatures are high, we are likely to lose all the water in these rivers that are exposed. Until we get rains, we cannot say much about what to expect in terms of water supply,” he revealed. 

Touching on the list of areas expected to be severely affected by the rationing program, the official from the water company limited stated that Tema, Teshie Nungua, Takoradi will be most affecting by the exercise. 

“Tema will receive water on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Teshie Nungua now receives water on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Takoradi has been divided into four zones…We’ll make sure no area will be without water for more than 2 days,” he stated. 

Meanwhile, home users are being told to store enough water in this dry season so as not to suffer the effect of the water shortage.

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